Poor Derek was in rehearsals for Dancing With The Stars earlier this week when he injured his right foot and left ankle. He was taken to hospital for testing – and unfortunately had to withdraw from the show's glitzy 10th anniversary celebrations.
Now, his rep has told People the full extent of his injuries.
"He has been diagnosed with a broken toe on his right foot and sprains to his left ankle on both the inside and outside aspects and a bone bruise on the same ankle," said the rep.
Ouch. Poor Derek.
Derek told fans on Instagram that ironically the injury happened just as he was feeling at his healthiest, strongest and fittest. He said it was a "fluke accident" involving a light and staircase.
"I can't believe it. I wish I had a cooler story to tell. All that dancing, flipping, jumping and the thing that stops me in my tracks is something as simple as a light and some stairs… This is new territory for me. I'm usually able to work through injury but this one has literally floored me. But like I said before, I'm determined to come back all guns blazing soon."
Derek is a household name in the US thanks to his role as a professional dancer on the American version of Strictly Come Dancing.
Over here, we also know him because of his relationship with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. They were very close friends after her split from Ashley Cole – so close there were many rumours of romance although they both denied it.
Cheryl had been on holiday in Tanzania with Derek when she caught malaria.
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